The Band Department at LTHS enrolls over 200 students from the 9th through 12th grades who study with a dedicated teaching faculty as well as private lesson instructors.
It only takes a glance at the calendar to see that this is a busy group. Our band performs at many events and represents our school’s pride and spirit throughout the state.
We support one another by attending all performances and rehearsals. Remember that you play a vital role in every performance and rehearsal, so your attendance and punctuality is always important. A major part of learning to work successfully in a team is knowing that you are important to the group and the group is weakened if you are not there.
We participate in all state-prescribed UIL and TMEA events as well as selected festivals and contests. It is our philosophy that students can learn and grow through competition when it is approached in an educationally sound manner. All events are carefully selected for their ability to enhance student learning through participation, observation, and adjudication. Winning is not the ultimate goal, but the fortunate by-product of hard work and proper preparation.
Achieve a balance between the elements of education, entertainment, community/school service, and competition.
Continue to expand upon our role as the spirit leader of our school.
Provide new and varied performance opportunities for our band and all its ensembles.
Explore musical literature that will challenge our students musically and intellectually.
Build individual musicianship through All-Region auditions, solo, and small ensemble contests.
Broaden our selection of competitive and non-competitive events to meet the educational needs of all our students.
Build camaraderie and unity throughout all the units of our Cavalier Band.